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Written in Stone: An Entertaining...
Christopher Stevens
 
Half the world's population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central...
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You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
Ben Crystal; David Crystal
 
An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us
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Football Cliches
Football Cliches (Hardback)
Adam Hurrey
 
In what other context do football fans use the words 'aplomb' or 'derisory'? Why don't we use 'rifle' as a verb on the other six days of the week? Why...
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English for the Natives: Discover the...
Harry Ritchie
 
'My first English lesson was grammar with the terrifying Mrs Petrie. She spent the entire time marching up and down the classroom, thwacking various items of school...
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There are Tittles in This Title: The...
Mitchell Symons
 
From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers, insurance claims and...
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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of...
John O'Connell
 
Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
Michael Rosen
From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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The Elements of Eloquence: How to ...
Mark Forsyth
 
The idiosyncratic, erudite and brilliantly funny new book from Mark Forsyth
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal
 
Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful...
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt ...
Mark Forsyth
 
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
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Lawyer's Latin
Lawyer's Latin (Hardback)
John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words ...
Andrew Delahunty
 
This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, the 6,000 entries detail...
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Through the language glass
Deutscher, G.
 
Does language reflect the culture of a society in any profound sense? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead...
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